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fiftysixbowtie
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:30 pm    Post subject: Trans Jack Reply with quote

Are there any WRENCHES (or otherwise) guys out there who has a transmission jack I can borrow? I may need it for a longer period of time than I can afford at a tool rental place.

John Rush
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Real transmission jacks for working close to the floor are rare. Most of us simply put a square piece of 3/4 inch plywood on our floor jack and get after it. Like others, I've done score of heavy transmission changes with the old reliable floor jack.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



When I was eighteen I just lifted my four speed trans in place. At fortyfive for some reason the trans was not as easy to pick up as it was before.

I made the above floor jack into a trans jack. The cylinder burst a gasket and I threw the jack away.

At least it may give you an idea if you can't find a real jack.

Alan
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Larry Epperson
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:39 pm    Post subject: trans jack Reply with quote

John
I've pulled my 700R4 four times
1st time floor jack
2nd floor jack w/plywood support
both kinda worked
3rd & 4th time I used a trans jack adapter which is a trans jack that fits on your floor jack. This has a pin that replaces the 'cup' on your jack and works like a trans floor jack[ Northern sells them] 1/4" steel plate & adjustable


you can borrow mine and use with your floor jack

Larry
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fiftysixbowtie
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Larry. Maybe I'll stop by Northern today or tomorrow and pick one up if it's not too expensive. If it is, I may take you up on borrowing yours. Hey, BTW, did you get the engine you were looking for? I have a SBC 400 motor I have listed on ebay. If it doesn't sell, you can have it. There are a couple of issues with it though. I'll have to explain further if you are interested.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:21 pm    Post subject: Jack Reply with quote

It is just collecting dust so if you want it is here

Let you know about engine may have a solution
Thank you
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John,
IF you're going to be at HOT AUGUST NIGHT, Saturday night I can bring the jack adapter
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Larry but I won't be there.
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